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Saturday, May 23, 2015

LOU community

Thanks for letting us be a part of their lives

It’s exciting to see graduation ceremonies at Ole Miss this weekend, but it also brings the realization that many who have been members of our community for several years will be leaving us. We thank all of the parents, relatives and friends in for the weekend for sharing your student with our community. (May 8, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Supreme Court justices’ visit special opportunity

    It’s exciting to hear about the upcoming visit by not one, but two, sitting members of the United States Supreme Court. We applaud the efforts it took the bring justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan to the LOU community, and encourage those who can attend the even to do so. (November 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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      My, how we have grown around here

      Editor Don Whitten, after getting a report from 1960, compares facts and figures about Lafayette County and how it has grown in the 50-plus years since then. (July 16, 2014, Page 4)

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        Oxford in good company — as expected

        Oxford has made another “top” list, joining five other cities around the country as the top six college town for retirement according to Grandparents.com. (May 15, 2014, Page 4)

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          Remembering Judge Lamb, Mr. Wilbur Lee

          Two longtime local citizens – Judge Bill Lamb and Wilbur Lee Todd – passed away last week with days of one another. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the two local landmarks and suggests that we get to know our local treasures before they are gone. (July 1, 2013, Page 4)

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            Three big weekends – and lots of visitors

            Three of the biggest weekends of the year in Oxford – outside of home game football weekends and baseball regionals – are coming up in the next month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of what’s going on with Grove Bowl Week, the Double Decker Arts Festival and graduation at Ole Miss. (April 18, 2012, Page 4)

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              Are times a-changin’ in LOU community?

              Editor Don Whitten wonders if there’s a new era of cooperation between local entities in the city, county and university coming on with talk of expansion of tennis courts in Oxford. (February 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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                In the midst of a remarkable revival

                News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some highlights of the past 14 months, noting the decisions made in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community in late 2010 and 2011 will reverberate for years. Scott ties it all together to show what outsiders are learning about the community – it’s a pretty good place to live and work. (December 22, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Organizers plan fundraiser for Medical Ministries

                  Oxford Medical Ministries serves the LOU community by offering free medical care to the working uninsured.
                  Now the clinic is asking the same community for its help.
                  The medical clinic will be holding its first fundraising event in June to help supplement shrinking governmental grants. (April 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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